Not long ago, I was fortunate to visit a couple of high school classes to talk about writing. Since then a number of students have contacted to ask about more information on finding writers' groups and short story contests.
Today, I'm sharing some information about local groups that teens can join to learn more about the writing industry. Since there are dozens of groups, I'm going to break this into a several different blog posts.
This one focuses on a few Virginia programs.
Virginia Writers’ Club: https://www.virginiawritersclub.org/young_writers
Riverside Writers (associated with VWC) has Young Writers Club (ages 13-19): Poetry
Chesapeake Bay Writers: https://www.chesapeakebaywriters.org
James River Writers: https://jamesriverwriters.org/
Hampton Roads Writers: http://www.hamptonroadswriters.org/
$35 annual donation of dues
Supports writers in all stages of the process
Offers networking support